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June is African-American Music Appreciation Month!

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Created on June 7,1979 by President Jimmy Carter, this month celebrates Black American musicians and musical art forms. Acknowledging that it is a foundational part of American culture. 

The Month in History: The Watergate Sandal

On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Headquarters located in the Watergate Hotel. The burglars were caught wiretapping phones and stealing documents.  It was later revealed that these men worked for the Committee to reelect the president. When the burglary became public, President Richard Nixon denied all involvement.

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Spring Mix Staff Picks

Amateur detectives return for new adventures and mysteries to solve and women rule in these novels and non-fiction books. Below are a few I've read and enjoyed. Copies can be checked out and downloaded from the library system. Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron

This Month in History: Women's Army Corps

This Month in History : Women's Army Corps

This Month in History: The Battle of Lexington and Concord

This Month in History on April 19 1775 the first battle of the American Revolution was fought. The battle was known as the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The battle happened because the British and the American Colonists were upset with each other because the colonists believed that the British were taking advantage of them. The British had done such things as raising taxes and increasing the military presence in the colonies.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

How to Be Indiana Jones

True stories of treasure hunters and explorers of the Modern(ish) Age

 

This month in History: The 1913 Women’s Parade in Washington DC

This month in History was the Women Suffrage Procession which was a parade in Washington DC on Mar. 1, 1913. The women’s march was organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Stone of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Alice Paul and Lucy Stone organized the parade to help their cause of getting women the right to vote in the United States. Over 5000 women from all over the United States marched in the parade. The parade date was chosen to make an impact because of the number of visitors in Washington DC for President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration.

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Now Streaming: Ukraine on Screen

Available on Kanopy

With Ukraine and Russia in the headlines, learn the origins of the "Conflict in Ukraine" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card. This special collection features movies and documentaries about Ukraine compiled by Kanopy staff. ~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian

This Month in History Lunch Counter Sit ins

This month in history, the Greensboro Lunch counter sit-ins began. The first sit-in was done in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955 but the one that got a lot of attention and really started the movement was done in Greensboro, North Carolina on Feb. 1, 1960.

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